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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How to Annoy a Photography Snob
« on: April 03, 2014, 12:14:43 AM »
I have to try REALLY hard no to tell people they are holding the lens "wrong", i.e, with 4 fingers ON TOP of the lens, not underneath.

A friend of mine does that (and it looks really stupid to me) but there's no way he's changing his technique because the 'right' way is uncomfortable for him. No matter how often I told him he gets a less stable grip, and the tendency of zoom rotation to tip the camera. Not being a snob, just trying to help - but I gave up.  ::)
Last weekend, I went out to the desert with the local natural history group and saw a huge guy with muscles on muscles, shooting with a big Nikon D4 + 800mm lens, holding them with just one hand ... obviously he was showing off to some of the ladies there, who were gushing with amazement about how he could carry all that weight with just one hand ::) ... the guy saw me with my Canon 70D + 100-400 L IS and told me how inadequate it was for birding ... he recommended that I switch to Nikon and a big a55 lens like the 800mm, he said that 800mm was the minimum focal length required for bird photography ::) ... when I told him that I cannot afford such equipment, he generously offered to give me his Nikon D4 for free, "as he already got the D4S in Kuwait" (all this happened in front of some nice looking women) but the moment the women went their way, this guy takes his Lexus 4X4 and disappears into the desert - needless to say, I still haven't got the D4  ::)

Darn! When I saw the underlined part, I thought you linked a snapshot of this guy holding the camera+lens combo.
Next time, try to keep the ladies around until he fulfills his promise (oh, and take a photo!).
I tried to take a photo, but he was too close for my 100-400 lens and couldn't focus on the show off guy. I did think of holding my 70D+100-400 with just 2 fingers, so the ladies would stick around, but I couldn't ;D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How to Annoy a Photography Snob
« on: April 02, 2014, 11:45:12 PM »
I have to try REALLY hard no to tell people they are holding the lens "wrong", i.e, with 4 fingers ON TOP of the lens, not underneath.

A friend of mine does that (and it looks really stupid to me) but there's no way he's changing his technique because the 'right' way is uncomfortable for him. No matter how often I told him he gets a less stable grip, and the tendency of zoom rotation to tip the camera. Not being a snob, just trying to help - but I gave up.  ::)
Last weekend, I went out to the desert with the local natural history group and saw a huge guy with muscles on muscles, shooting with a big Nikon D4 + 800mm lens, holding them with just one hand ... obviously he was showing off to some of the ladies there, who were gushing with amazement about how he could carry all that weight with just one hand ::) ... the guy saw me with my Canon 70D + 100-400 L IS and told me how inadequate it was for birding ... he recommended that I switch to Nikon and a big a55 lens like the 800mm, he said that 800mm was the minimum focal length required for bird photography ::) ... when I told him that I cannot afford such equipment, he generously offered to give me his Nikon D4 for free, "as he already got the D4S in Kuwait" (all this happened in front of some nice looking women) but the moment the women went their way, this guy takes his Lexus 4X4 and disappears into the desert - needless to say, I still haven't got the D4  ::)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How to Annoy a Photography Snob
« on: April 02, 2014, 11:25:56 PM »
I just love to come here and gush about a Sigma lens....especially when it's better than the Canon counterpart....You can just feel the "L" Groupies getting nervous tics...they try to express their opposing opinion (...the "rendering" in the "L" is more to my liking...) with tact...but you can just feel their indignation right thru your keypad.....I guess I don't understand the Fanbois groupie thing....but it is entertaining.  8) 8) 8)
How dare you sir? ... don't you know that there is a commandment that says "thou shalt not question L supremacy"? ;D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How to Annoy a Photography Snob
« on: April 02, 2014, 11:19:43 PM »
Although #5, P mode... I sorta agree if you have anything above a 70D or so. At least learn enough to use Av or Tv if you're going to spend that much money. Rebel or other entry-level SLR/ILC, sure, ok if you just want a more capable camera than a phone or bottom level P&S.
If someone wants to own a 1DX or 5D MK III and use it in P or Auto mode, why not, its their their money and their choice ... when more people buy high end DSLR's, its better for the manufacturer and the customer - they get volumes and we get lower prices.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 02, 2014, 11:10:36 PM »
Too many great shots here. Time to lower the standards...
What "lower the standards"? ... the image you posted here is superb and worthy of praise, it isn't always about sharpness and other technicalities ... the image you posted here has drama and is compelling with all those crocs eyeing the bird ... SUPERB timing!

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Third Party Manufacturers / How to Annoy a Photography Snob
« on: April 02, 2014, 02:56:20 PM »
Thought some of you might like it ... I like No.10
How to Annoy a Photography Snob - Top 10! Small | Large

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: April 02, 2014, 05:59:22 AM »

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: April 02, 2014, 05:32:33 AM »
Domino Beetles,



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Animal Kingdom / Re: Let's Get it On
« on: April 02, 2014, 05:31:16 AM »
Hi,

Lovely pictures and a funny thread.  8)

Except Winter i'm not a birder, but i found a few pictures with "Ducks in love".










Best regards

Helmut
AWESOME!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Let's Get it On
« on: April 02, 2014, 05:26:39 AM »
Domino Beetles, at it


Cool, this could also feature in that topic  "Shoot from the rearend of the subjects".


Thanks ... I had no idea that such a thread exists ... looks like Surapon is up to some new mischief ... its very much like  him. ;D

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: April 02, 2014, 05:24:53 AM »
Dear Surapon,

I say that you are definitely a naughty old young man ;D :D ;) :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 02, 2014, 02:40:13 AM »
Who says only the early bird gets the worm? ... this Spanish Sparrow got a juicy worm and an insect all at the same time in searing desert heat during mid day - lucky bird.
Moral of the Story: Be lazy and still be successful ... but face the heat!  :P ;D

Canon 70D
EF 100-400 L IS
f/8
1/500sec
ISO 100

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Thx

Tanke schön!


Up, up, and away!


Into the Blue


Call my hairstylist!


Superb images but I LOVE the first image  ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Let's Get it On
« on: April 02, 2014, 12:19:12 AM »
Domino Beetles, at it



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I'm not sure I could work under those conditions! 
What does that mean? ;D  :P ;D  :P ;D  :P

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